Marine Area 2 recreational salmon season update

August 25, 2022

Action:  Allows retention of wild coho.

Species affected:  Salmon

Location:  Marine Area 2

Effective Dates and Rules:  Aug. 27, through Sept. 30, 2022: 

Daily limit 2. Coho min. size 16”. Other salmon species no min. size. Release Chinook.

 Reason for action:  Mark rates for coho have been lower than expected in Area 2, increasing encounters with Chinook and wild coho as anglers pursue marked coho.  A reduction in the remaining quota for the Area 2 fishery was implemented in conjunction with this change to ensure that allowing catch of unmarked coho will not increase impacts on wild coho stocks of concern. 

Additional information:  Grays Harbor Control Zone is closed.

Marine Areas 1 through 4 are scheduled to close September 30, but areas may close earlier if quotas are met.

Anglers can be notified of in-season rules changes as they are announced by signing up for WDFW Regulation Updates at wdfw.wa.gov/about/lists.

Information contact:  Fish Program 360-902-2700

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on definitions and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at 360-902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call 360-796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).